Sweet Pickle Pepper

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This variety produces clusters of large, showy fruit that emerge purple, then progress to yellow, orange, and finally to red when they mature; a stunning color display in the garden; flavor is sweet and mild

Mature Height: 24 inchesMature Width: 18 inchesLight: Full Sun
 

Attracts,
Brand,
Brand,
Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous,
Family,
Family Name,Ornamental Pepper
Flower Color,
Bloom Time,Late Spring to Mid Summer
Foliage Color,Green
Genus,
Genus Name,Capsicum
Model,
Tomato Class,
Tomato Type,
Weather,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Edible,Yes
Features,
Growth Rate,Medium
Hardiness,
Hardiness Zone,(annual)
Harvest Season,Mid Summer to Early Fall
Landscape Uses,Massing, Edging, Garden, Herb, Container, Basket
Light Needs,Full Sun
Mature Height,24 inches
Mature Width,18 inches
Prune Time,Should Not Need Pruning
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,Dry to Moist
Waterwise,

 
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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.

Details

Edible Qualities

Sweet Pickle Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces purple oblong peppers (which are technically 'berries') with orange variegation which are usually ready for picking from mid summer to early fall. The fruit will often fade to red over time. The peppers have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Drying
  • Seasoning
  • Sauces

Care

Planting & Growing

Sweet Pickle Pepper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Sweet Pickle Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.